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>> counting the votes. exit polls suggest the conservatives may have won the day in britain. it's not sure the victory is convinced enough to guarantee david cameron will remain prime minister released on bail. >> whatever anyone may think of cotter, he's served his time a former teen soldiers found guilty of killing an american in afghanistan goes free break in the bombing. >> no bombing, movement of troops. secretary of state john kerry travels to saudi arabia to
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broker a humanitarian ceasefire in yeppen mission unaccomplished. an unman russian spacecraft that spun out of control after launch comes hurtling home good evenings, this is al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. >> i'm libby casey. we begin with the closely watched election in the u.k. the votes have been cast and ballots counted in a tightly contested race. 50 million voters stand out across the country to vote some british newspapers show results showing a win by david cameron's conservatives as a shock. others are casting doubt on that prediction. tim friend has more on the race. >> reporter: the exit polls suggest that david cameron will perhaps, once again be prime minister. he's not predicted to have an
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absolute majority but if the liberal democrats join him in coalition for a second time he might hang on to power. for labour and ed miliband the predictions are not quite so encouraging. polls suggest labor will be down 19 seats from 2010. and the liberal democrats themselves led by nick clegg, have been punished by the voters. just 10 seats, massively down from 2010. it's the scottish nationalist led by nick less sturgeon who appear to be the success story. virtually a clean sweep of scotland. 58 seats up from six in 2010. all this is a prediction. there's many hours of vote counting following by days of negotiation over who can form a government. britain is having to get used to
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the government. it's not unknown. but there's been an outright winner. >> it will be easier if there's a majority party. a coalition will work. >> i don't think there's much to worry about. e.u. referendum i worry about. i don't mind it taking place. >> reporter: outside parliament there was an anti-austerity demo. economic cuts and recovering among the issues in the election. one of the most crucial votes in decades, and the most closely fought. it could decide britain's future in europe. the conservatives promised a referendum on renegotiated membership terms. smaller parties like the anti-immigration u.k. independence party led by michael farrage, predicted to get two seats have influenced party, something that the
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scottage national last will be looking to do dana lewis joins us from london. dana, the polls show the election to be close. so if we see david cameron able to prevail, how did he do so well? . >> there's a big if if he prevails. he has a big mandate, in the sense of the most votes. you have to look at the comments in the last couple of weeks. first he said labour leader ed miliband was conning people. they said they would not mary with the scottish nationalist party in a coalition. in order to have a ruling majority or minority they would have had to count on the scottish national party. that party is dedicated to taking scotland out of the u.k. cameron was calling the labour bluff on that. i think the other thing that he
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said is look, when i came to power five years ago i was handed a letter from the treasury saying "we are out of money, there's no more money" that's how bad it was in the u.k. the country was on its knees. he brought them back economically. there's good economic growth here compared to the rest of europe. and he warns change course now, go with another party and we risk going back to that. i think he scared voters. we should mention one thing about the vote and that is some people here are talking about the fact that they have so many seats now. there's probably no question that they are going to seek another independence vote for scotland. and if david cameron comes back as prime minister, he may be the last prime minister of a u.k. that is the discussion tonight. >> dana what happens once the votes are counted? >> what happens - cameron has to go to parliament probably
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may 27th. if he declares himself the winners, he'll do a queen's speech, set out an agenda for the next year, and there'll be a vote he has to decide the vote. he may need to bring in parties to boost the standing in parliament, boost the numbers in parliament so he doesn't have a vote of non-competence and be sent to another election or miliband gets a chance. that is what he needs to do. he has to bring in members to a coalition government dana lewis in london. thanks comrogan is a columnist with "the daily telegraph" and joins us via skype. let's start with one of the exit poll scenarios that shows david cameron's conservatives short of the majority they need to govern alone. if the numbers are accurate is it likely there'll be no change in britain because the coalition will stay in place. >> great to be with you. >> i think it's possible.
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there's also the possibility that if the exit poll that had been mentioned so much, that it's gaining seats. if it turns out to be true the conservatives may govern as a minority. that is to say they'll take votes in the house of parliament. and they hope they'll bring mps from any party and to push them 8-10 seats over the line to get a result. in the last 10-15 minutes, what has been noticeable is in key seats, where there was a 2% swing that needed to happen from the conservatives to labour. what is turning out that 2% swing is going the other way. i think it looks like the exit poll seat is correct, and david cameron, tomorrow, will have a good mandate for the next five years. >> let's look at the other scenario, it shows a tighter race, the conservatives ahead there.
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what would happen then. it would be difficult for cameron to govern as a minority. >> it would be. one of the reasons it would be is before in 2010 david cameron could form a coalition, we'd have a good number of seats, and now it seems that the liberal democrats will go down to so-15 seats, coming in to fourth place behind the independence party. cameron was to attempt a coalition with them. it would be hard in maths termsers because the liberal democrats will not have many seats, and you would find the labour party saying we have the best opportunity from a de facto coalition with other parties. >> that would probably involve the scott nationalists as you said and as we heard dana lewis talking about. they said they would not work
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together and would be working with a party that wants scotland to separate from the u.k. >> right. it would be a problem in terms of the english perception issue, but the labor party has been careful with their interests, and would manage the minority government. and the liberal democrats, if they could. it would attempt the snp to vote with them in an off the record way. not as a formal coalition. a lot was made about the conservative anti-independence party. where would they end up in all of this. they will not have many seats. they still have it for a specific amount of support. >> the u.k. independence party talk about it 2020 election. they are hoping to win three or
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four seats but with the popular vote coming in third. they could look towards 2020 and exert pressure. the authorities being the only one that could join. saying if you want to do well in 2020 we will listen to what they are saying. if they could alienate or attract to the calls. >> the big push is to leave the european union. tom rogan, national review and "the daily telegraph", good to have you withing the head of the u.n. ban ki-moon says once israel's government takes office he'll look at the middle east peace process. the u.n. secretary-general says he will look at whether there's a realistic option. binyamin netanyahu took a stand against the statehood. in the palestinian territories, there's the little hope that the
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prime minister's government would bring change to the peace process. a spokesman for the israeli president said a new group would be bad for the reason. it was reflected by the palestinians on the street. >> as a palestinian, the government is extremist, not interested in peace. previous governments, they didn't do anything. only acting to see death and destruction to the palestinian people. >> and the israeli government is pushing ahead with a plan to build settlements. 900 homes were approved. settlement caused a risk between israel and the obama administration. iran's nuclear weapons programme is the biggest challenge. they made the comment at a ceremony celebrating the victory. israel is not the only country
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concerned by iran's ambitions. >> we'll met the challenge and we know that not only are we threatened but others in our region. this creates common interests, and might create opportunities to create alliances and peace. >> the white house said president obama looks forward to israel's input on nuclear talks with iran u.s. congress will most likely get a chance to eye in on a nuclear agreement. ayes are 98, nays 91. >> the senate passed a bill letting lawmakers have a say once negotiations are complete is expected to pass the house next week. it doesn't give congress as much power as many would like. >> the iranians must know passage of the iran-nuclear agreement review act congress
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has become an important player at the table. >> reporter: the senate sending a message to iran and the white house that it is a force to be reckoned with. if the president agrees to a deal with iran does the opinion of congress matter? >> the clear authority rests with the president. >> reporter: thomas mann of the brookings institution says while congress appears united in wanting a say, that only goes so far. >> it will be almost impossible for the congress to overrule any agreement in the short term that the president signs if the other parties are agreeing to it. >> reporter: under the senate bill the white house must send congress the details of an iran deal as soon as it's struck and cannot lift sanctions until the house and senate have 30 days to look things over. congress could vote to disagree.
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>> if congress disapprove. it kills the ability to waive sanctions. >> if the vote is disapproved. the president can veto. no one expects anyone to buck the white house. the own party will go against them, and ultimately if this - if this comes down to the wire there's not a lot of support for killing the deal in the democratic party. >> no matter how terrible the deal is it will go in effect in this legislation, it's unlikely to stop it. senator ted cruz railed against what he called a bad bill, but voted for it. only tom cotton cast a nay vote saying an iran bill should be an official treaty. >> it's not like an arms control
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treaty. the obama administration can assure its negotiating partners that this had the authority to relax sanctions, and assuming a deal is reached and iran keeps up its end of the bargain, it's up to the white house to go forward. >> i don't think there's a chance of the congress in this case preventing the president from what he believes is in the national interests now. >> iran's neighbours in the middle east are expressing concerns about the pending nuclear deal. the united emirates officer says there is an obligation to guarantee security. the fear is if sanctions are listed -- lifted iran would be in a better position to destabilize the region supportingal lies like houthis. they suggest a formal written pact with the u.s. is needed as a deterrence. >> pentagon begins a new phase
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against i.s.i.s. >> goodwill ambassador and author of "the kite runner", talks about the syrian refugee crisis.
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u.s. and coalition forces are beginning to recruit and train syrian fighters. 90 syrian fighters are working with u.s. troops and it's a small fraction of a syrian force that is creative it has been a critical and complex part of defeating i.s.i.l. jamie mcintyre joins us from the pentagon. 90 seems like a drop in the bucket. how many will be trained? >> 90 is a drop in the bucket. it's a schedule going on for several years and producing several thousand fighters sent into syria to take on i.s.i.l.
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forces. the pentagon made a point of saying these troops are not trained to confront the forces loyal to syrian president bashar al-assad, but instead just to take on i.s.i.l. forces in syria. but at the same time the top general at the pentagon join general martin dempsey, the build up of the the forces could be a factor putting pressure on bashar al-assad. >> i do think that the regime's momentum has been slowed and from that i do believe the situation will be trending less favourably for the regime. if i was him, i'd find the opportunity to look to the negotiating table. >> while the first crop of trainees is taking place in jordan, they'll be in some number of months be sent back to
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syria. a second crop will be trained, continuing over the months ahead. a question coming up is even though the forces are battling i.s.i.l. what happens if they engage with the forces, would the us have an opportunity to back them up. the u.s. had the responsibility to provide cover in the form of air strikes, but the u.s. has not worked out the rules of engagement for how far it goes to support forces on the ground. >> what is the pain point of training, is it to turn it into a fighting force. is there training to help out the united states for air campaign. this is the bulk of the fighting here. they are taught the combat skills you know things like navigation, marksmanship
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leadership and one of the things they are being trained on, when it's important to the u.s. is the law of armed conflict, and they expect the human rights of people, when they are fighting in this fight against i.s.i.l. and the u.s. says if they discover that units are not doing it, it could affect the u.s. support down the road. >> jamie mcintyre at the pentagon, thanks syrian activists expect a new chlorine attack. a doctor testifying before the u.n. security council says nearly 80 were injured in a new attack. gabriel elizonda has more. >> reporter: scenes of pure horror in syria. lungs burning civilians struggling to breathe, or not at all. the immediate suffering of a suspected bomb attack in opposition controlled areas of the country. the u.s. britain and francaise all signs point to the government as being responsible for it and other similar attacks. they say the bombs from dropped
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from helicopters that only the bashar al-assad government has access to. he's rejected claims that he is responsible, calling them malicious propaganda. two months ago the u.s. security council condemned the use of bomb attacks, and called for action of noncompliance. the u.s. is now proposing the creation of probing the attacks, and perhaps more importantly assign blame to those responsible. what isn't clear absolutely is the attribution for that. we need to provide that certainty, and we hope the security council will agree to the establishment of that mebbingan: . >> there -- mechanism. >> reporter: there could be challenges primarily from russia the syrian government's powerful and loyal ally, one
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that could block an attempt to pin the blame on bashar al-assad bashar al-assad is responsible, and it's important for russia to acknowledge it. >> it will be hard for russia to explain why they do not want to know who is responsible for the attack. many governments, you know, know who did it. they claim they don't. we want the u.n. to look into that. >> the russian ambassador told us the proposal got the review. even if the u.n. blames the government for the attack given the security council's decision, holding it difficult. even more difficult, the innocent civilians who are the victims, and those under threat of being the next syria's war is threatening to spill across the border with lebanon. syrian troops have taken control of an area near a border town.
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the fighting comes as the government offensive was effective in the border tonne. it entered its fifth year according to the united nations 7.6 million syrians are driven from their homes but remain with the borders. the majority are split between turkey, where there's 1.6 million. jordan is hosting 627,000 syrians. iraq has 248,000, and there are 134,000 syrians in egypt the author of the best seller "the kite runner", and "the mountain's echo", and is a u.n.h.c.r. ambassador. he joins us he is touring the refugee camps. you've been spending time at the
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second largest refugee camps. what stands out to you. >> my impression of visiting jordan is things are a lot worse over the last year. i was in the region last year. i think the increased violence in syria created a humanitarian crisis in the region including here in jordan. where there's 624,000 u.n. refugees. i would like the world to know that this is the greatest displace. crisis of our times. the refugees are in need of increased assistance. even though the crisis expanded there's an enormous gap in terms of funding to what the refugees need and what they have. food rationing has been scaled back. cash assistance has long waiting lifts, there's a crisis and the funding increases.
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also support to countries like jordan. neighbouring nations that host the refugees. the infrastructure is strained. >> u.n.h.c.r. is calling for industrialized countries, including the u.s. to shelter more civilians. the u.n. refugee agency is one of the main players here. and u.n.h.c.r. is looking at whatever means is possible including resettlement. it is at the top of that list. it's important to remember that groups can only do the work for the funding. without assistance. they've been generous and with a rapid expansion of the crisis the shortage in funds resulted in the suffering of refugees and the humanitary crisis here is enormous. >> tell us about some of the people you have been meeting. what are their experiences.
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no one expected or planned to be a refugee, it's a circumstance put upon you. what are their lives like. no one wants to be a refugee, no one chooses to be a refugee, i met people that dealt with the situation with bravery. i met a 70-year-old woman who left syria, so militant groups could not use her as a threat against her sons to make her join a militant group. she crossed the border all by herself, and has been lying on the outskirts of ayman in jordan, by herself, cooking for herself and attending classes for which it takes two cars and buses dally, over an our ride to learn to read and write at the age of 70 this is an example of what syrian refugees are doing to survive. it's an inspiring story. >> we see refugees trying to cross the water to go to europe
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and people doing desperate things what do you want to prevent? >> well i just want to impress on people that the decision to take your family and put them on an overcrowded boat and cross the see is an act of desperation. imagine to what ends a person has to be pushed to make the decision. >> thank you so much for joining us from imam jordan the youngest inmate to serve time at guantanamo bay is for now, a free man. >> why the early release of former child soldiers omar cutter is parking controversy and a proposal that could end weeks of fighting in yemen. details coming up on al jazeera america
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welcome back to al jazeera
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america i'm libby casey. >> i'm antonio mora in this half hour rwanda is scrambling to help 40,000 refugees that are escaping unrest. >> inside a top secret drug talk trying to shut down afghanistan's heroin trade a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. tornados touched down in oklahoma city, injuring many killing one western. it battered an or from texas to nebraska. it is expected to hit the area tomorrow. spawning hundreds of tornados your more fall out from the death of freddie gray. the attorney-general loretta lynch decided to open an investigation into the baltimore police department, trying to determine if the department engaged in a pattern of using excessive force a federal appeals court ruled that the national security
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agencies bulk phone records collection programme is illegal. a 3-judge panel said the panel goes beyond what congress authorised. the judge didn't order the n.s.a. to end it. it comes three weeks before a section the patriot act that the government uses to justify the programme the youngest inmate to serve time at guantanamo bay is free and speaking out. omar a former child soldiers was convicted of killing an american child. he addressed reporters in canada. >> i would like to thank the canadian public for trusting me and giving me a chance. it might be some time but i will roff to them that i'm more than what they thought of me. i'm a good person daniel lack has more from edmonton alberta. >> reporter: for a decade the
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youngest inmate at guantanamo bay. after meeting guilty to war crimes before a commission in 200, omar cutter was transferred to serve his sentence in canada. lawyers wanted him free on bail as they appealed the conviction. >> they were successful. >> i will imagine they are trying to understand if it's true. he will not believe it until he is picked up by me, and driven away. >> reporter: a journey beginning thousands of kilometres away on the afghan-pakistan boarder ended here in a courthouse in edmonton. for now omar is a free man. >> reporter: dennis spent 10 years fighting for omar adds legal rites in u.s. canada. >> when i went to guantanamo i saw a tragically unhappy injured
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young boy who looked like a sparrow in a cell, chained to a floor. i walked in as a lawyer, and came out as a sad father. >> reporter: as well a father-figure to a young man denounced repeatedly, even today by the canadian government as a hardened criminal whose family had links or sympathies with al qaeda. human rights activists say he was a child when arrested and guilty or not should have been treated leniently. connor had a lot to catch up on this university professor supervised his education at a distance. now she'll work closely, part of a community helping to ease him into society. >> i look forward tonne omar's be -- forward on omar's behalf to an ordinary life.
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i look forward to the day we can cheer at a graduation dance at a wedding and if he's fortunate, celebrate children. >> reporter: hard to imagine how it would feel to exchange tough imprisonmenting in guantanamo and other places to a quiet life in omar. that's is what he's experiencing for the first time in 13 years. >> saudi arabia called for a 5-day ceasefire in yemen. at a news conference with secretary of state john kerry, the saudi minister demanded that rebel troops halt the ground attacks before the ceasefire takes effect. we have this report from riyadh. >> this is the yemeni city of aden after weeks of air strikes and fighting. a scene of chaos, destruction and misery. hundreds have been killed, thousands losing their likely hoods. there may be an opportunity for a temporary break in the violence. >> today we particularly
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welcome is new saudi arabia initiative. to try to bring about peaceful resolution through the announcement of their intent to establish a full 5-day renewable ceasefire and humanitarian pause. no bombing, no shooting no movement or repositioning of troops. u.s. secretary of state john kerry has been meeting saudi and government officials, and if the houthis and loyalists of the the president respond favourably his proposal could cheap the situation on the ground the 5-day truce is renewable. if the initial ceasefire holds, there's a likelihood of a longer truce to follow. the purpose is not only to facilitate the distribution of humanitarian relief supply but to open a window of opportunity for talks to start.
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>> kink salman has announced a conference in riyadh which the minister referred to to which he is inviting all yemeny parties. and we support that conference. >> reporter: the two ministers pointed out that after the initial conference proposed by saudi arabia will be healed on the 17th of this monthers the saudis, and the government of yemen encouraged talks to be held with the help of the u.n. the houthis say they are open to talks and negotiation, and will not attend any hosted by countries that support the saudi arabia coalition. >> we guarantee that and you remember my word today that they will never ever go to riyadh because they have attacked us. it is not any more neutral, neither any country in the golf except omar. the saudi for instance insists that the talks must hold. >> this is based on the houthis complying with the ceasefire.
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there'll be a ceasefire everywhere, or a ceasefire nowhere. >> if this offer holds, it's the biggest steps to words bringing all sides to the negotiation table. the fighting in yemen forced about 300,000 people from their home. the estimate coming from the united nations. following the bombing of the southern city of attack, many resident moved into a suburban school. aid workers struggled to met people in need. more than 100,000 of those displaced people are likely to try to flee the country iran released a cargo ship over what it said was a legal dispute. boats took control of the "tigress as it moved through the strait of hormuz. the danish firm that started the ship said they owed money to an iranian company. the u.s. navy ended it mission to escort u.s. flag ships
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through the strait three were killed in joins in burundi. a man was burnt alive in the street in the pap tall. the president pierre nkurunziza condemned the killing. the man was associated with the ruling party, and he attacked the group for its anti-government stance. the demonstrators are upset with the president for seeking a third term, calling it a violation of the constitution. a judge claims a court was forced to approve the president's bid for a third term. the judge is one of 40,000 who left the country to escape violence. relief agencies are scrambling to handle the influx of refugees. >> we started yesterday distributing food rations. there are nutritional centers set up to make sure children who are screened for malnutrition receive the support they need, and we'll need the support of
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the world to make sure we can do this over the next month. relief workers brace for as many as 100,000 refugees in burr uppedy and 2006 elections. in nepal the time for mourning is over. thousands gathered to mark the end of a 13-day period. the nepalese assembly stood for a moment in silence of honour of nearly 7800 people who died in an earthquake and aftermath. people laid flowers and prayed kathmandu is being assessed as to which buildings are safe. nepal's central bank is offering loans at 2% interest, a fraction of the standard rate. people will be able to borrow up to $25,000 to start rebuilding. outside the capital hundreds are missing. officials saying 300 people could be under the rubble of the mountain, more than twice as many victims as thought. they were buried in afghanistan large triggered by the
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earthquake. lantang is popular for tourists and mountain climbers. 100 bodies have been recovered. including two russian diplomats police clashed with demonstrators in indian-administered kashmir. >> the issues driving the demonstration coming up with the production of opium poppies on the ride. a look inside afghanistan's secret drug court.
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in india-administered kashmir police used water canons and gas on demonstrators, government workers. things were tense as they tried to enter a main gate. most are contract workers who feel they are being exploit, and want permanent jobs off the radar, heroin in afghanistan. 90% of world heroin will set a
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production level. >> the afghan government claims it's making progress shutting down the trade and to prove it granted access to a top secret facility to al jazeera's "101 east" programme. steve chow takes us inside. >> reporter: in a secret facilities in kabul, four men accused of smuggling $4 million of heroin are about to answer to justice. afghanistan's special drug court is run as a clandestine operation to prevent judges and prosecutors from being targeted or bought off. but faced with growing criticism it's not doing enough in the fight against drugs, the afghan g.s.t. allowed al jazeera's "101 east" programme in. this is a prosecutor here. >> translation: we never take bribes and do honest work, which we can't say for the rest of the country. we know afghanistan is under severe threat from drugs. >> reporter: officials argue the
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court is convincing many to give up the illegal trade. but last year afghan farmers harvested 224,000 opium poppies. this year looks like another bumper harvest. and then there are those like this man. the some vote of a king pin sensed to 20 years in gaol for drug trafficking. he managed to escape. >> an investigation discovered that after his conviction in court, people working for the king pin campaigned with officials in 2014 for 16 million. the money secured his release, and to this day he is nowhere to be found. >> we talked about clean judges, clean courts. then there are cases like this. what happened there? >> all those involved in the exploiting the processes are
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under investigation. afghanistan's acting minister of counternarcotics says this is an isolated case. >> we can assure the international community that the mistake that has been taken place will not be repeated. >> reporter: in the last eight years the drug court put thousands behind bars. that may be so. out in the fields, few seem intimidated by the threat of gaol time. these farmers are harvesting drugs in front of a military base because they say, they have paid local officials off. >> reporter: some specifics from the u.n. report on opium production in afghanistan in 2014. it says 13.4% of afghanistan economy was based on the production of opium. that is down from 15% in 2013. the land area used to cultivate
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opium poppies was up 7%. 17% last year rose to 6400 tonnes. let's bring in matt zeller from washington a fellow with the truman security project, who served with the army. he was a security analyst for the c.i.a. good to see you. is this record opium poppy growth the result of the afghan government and international community ignoring the problem because they've been more focused on terrorism? >> no, if anything, it's inevitable result of the policy and afghan government policy for the last seven years. for the first years of the war we practice an eradication strategy, meaning u.s. and afghan and coalition force, when they encounter the fields, they destroy them burning them down. that is pushing the farmers into the arms of the taliban.
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and so there was a concerted effort among the international community and the afghan government to switch the strategy. and as a result now, the bulk of forces when they are involved in counter-narcotics is going after the large-scale suppliers, distributors, people that move and process and refine heroin. it allows the farmers who are mostly poor and rural to be paid to grow the only crop that is a decent wage from the country, and at the same time hoping to prevent the product getting to users. unfortunately, by focussing on interdiction an effect is that the domestic crop is more and more potent. the way that you cultivate poppy, afghans and others save the most bulbs to plant the next. so it looks like you have
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seven... >> and there are new seasons that make it potent. you mentioned the taliban, is there an irony that it could infuse terrorism. they slashed poppy production, but they support it and are instrumental to the industry growing. >> that's a misnomer. they slashed the export of heroin. they kept production levels at the same domestically. you have to think of the taliban atting as a cartel. they were influencing the price. at the time there was an overflow of it on the market, and prices dropping. what happened now is that the taliban realised that they can play the middle man, a traditional mob role the enforcers and they make a pretty penny off of doing it. to that extent it goes to funding a lot of operations.
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you can try the drug trade directly to terrorism. while the poppy production fuels the afghanistan economy, it's disastrous for the economy. there's a drug epidemic there. i saw a study that as many as 3 million afghans, 10% of the population are addicts. >> yes, the unfortunate thing is we are talking about a country where the literacy rate has often, for the last 20-30 years hovered around 20-30-40%. a lot of folks are engaged in agriculture and this is the cash crop of the country. what happens for too many people is they trade the surplus that they are allowed to keep at the end of the harvest for food and other types of labour and supplies, like a come odd city. the side effect of all of this and terms of focussing on a strategy versus eradication is
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domestic use of heroin has skyrocketed in the taliban. that is something they have clamped down on it's nowhere near the levels that it is now under their rule. >> matt zeller from the truman national security project. good to have you with us. a new york city pizzeria has been linked to an italian drug cartel. a joint task for between the fbi and columbian police arrested 13 in calabria. three who ran the restaurant in new york were caught up. it spanned three continents and organised by italy's mafia it's one of the africa's most prestigious schools. >> and one of the hardest to get into. we'll show you why, coming up next on al jazeera america and the out of control russian spacecraft is coming to the end of its wayward mission.
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>> sunday on "hard earned". losing control. >> 50 and broke. i live with the consequences every day. >> harsh realities. >> i did two tours in iraq, when i came back i couldn't find a job. >> fighting to survive. >> bein' a man and can't put my family in a home that they deserve... that's a problem for me. >> hard earned pride. hard earned respect. hard earned future. a real look at the american dream. "hard earned". sunday, 10:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned". italy's busiest airport is open after an early morning fire
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did damage to the main terminal. the blaze at the airport grounded flight for hours, leaving thousands stranded. no major injuries were reported. an investigation is under way. experts believe an electrical short circuit is to blame. the airport will operate at 50% of normal capacity on friday. >> thousands fly at a technology school in ghana. >> it's a place every technology graduate wants to be, because they are coming up with innovations used all over the world. we have this report. >> reporter: these students are among the brightest brains in technology in west africa. their ideas watched by international investors. >> are you going to... >> reporter: the entrepreneurial school of technology runs a
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programme giving the young people skills to compete worldwide. >> i want them to look at things that affect their lives, family lives, and solve problems so they feel passionate about it. to be an entrepreneur and starting technology, if you are not passionate. you will burn out. >> reporter: at the end of the academic idea they pitch ideas to investors. these students are dreaming big. they want to be global players. finishing here is the beginning. linda and her partner are graduates. they created a shipment innovation. investors in sweden jumped at
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their ideas. >> it's amazing. it started in a room. four guys, an idea, and after a few months we brought it to hive to life and it's changing companies. that alone makes us happy. not that we are not making enough money or sleeping at night. >> they live and work at the office. >> this account has the consign. . >> reporter: they say it's challenging. it's less than a year since they graduated. and they have around 200 clients and an office in sweden. they say they are proud of the fact that they and others show what africa can contribute to the world of technology innovation. in our global view segment we look at how news outlets react to various events. british newspapers are reacting to the apparent conservative victory, the right-leaning sun and david cameron, and a head line "winging the blues."
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the left-meaning "the daily telegraph" "five more dam years" and the "irish times" issues a warning, writing defending freedom and democracy curtailing values is a slippery slope. "the economist" takes a look at the political and diplomatic patients of negotiating a nuclear agreement with iran - showing president obama screaming in frustration, telling israel. saudi arabia that there's no need to scream. >> we mentioned the white house is looking forward to input on the nuclear deal. i'm not sure he is. >> trying to stay diplomatic. >> talking about diplomacy. raul castro is in moscow for event marking the end of world war ii. he got a warm greeting from
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vladimir putin and they spoke of a long-standing alliance. few western leaders are attending. we look at the strained relations keeping them attending russia's ve-day parade. >> in a few hours an out of control russian spacecraft is expected to burn up as it plunges into the atmosphere. it was supposed to deliver supplies to international space station, but failed to reach a safe orbit. >> reporter: it was the 150th launch of a russian progress spacecraft. everything appeared normal. within minutes, commission control had problems. when it got images from the camera camera it was evident that it spun deliberately in space. >> instead, the tracking of it became the focus of a mission.
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>> one tract object re-enters the atmosphere. it falls back to earth once a week. it may sound alarming most are small, they burn up. in this case that is what is likely it happen. the russian progress craft weighs three tonnes it's lighter than other spacecraft that crashed to earth. skylab weighed 77 tonnes. it scattered large chunks of debris over a town. nobody was hurt, but n.a.s.a. was fined 400 for littering. or one of the largest, the mia space station weighed 135 tonnes. because of the size it was ditched into the ocean in 2001. russia's space agency is investigating the craft. and looking at what caused the
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mission to go wrong that's it for this edition of al jazeera america. i'm libby casey i'm antonio mora, thank you for watching. "america tonight" have next. see you again in an hour. [ ♪ ] on "america tonight" bringing harmony to a community. >> in our orchestra and in most orchestra, there's few african-american musicians. why is that, what can we do to impact that. >> in an uneasy time the role music can play. adam may takes the stage with the